Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

UNESCO Chair on Education for Human Development and Solidarity among Peoples

UNESCO Chair on Education for Human Development and Solidarity among Peoples

Seminar "Education for Peace. Volunteering and Service Learning experiences at Università Cattolica” - 6 May 2020

Wednesday, May 6 at 5.30 pm will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Charity Work Program and the Alta Scuola per l'Ambiente - ASA meeting entitled "Education in the service of peace. Experiences of Volunteering and Service Learning in Catholic University".

The event is part of the programming of the United World Week, a global expo promoted by the youth of the Focolare Movement to show stories, actions, initiatives that, in every part of the world, contribute to spread and promote the values of fraternity, unity and peace, even in the times of Covid-19. This year's theme is "In Time for Peace".

During the meeting some significant experiences promoted by our University will be presented: the event Village for the Earth 2.0 with the participation of the Alta Scuola per l'Ambiente - ASA, the international voluntary Charity Work Program and Mission Exposure and the project "Maison de Paix" in Kikwit, DRC, in which the UNESCO Chair of the Università Cattolica participates.

Mission to Kikwit for Maison de Paix project - January 2020

Last January the working group of the UNESCO Chair, led by Prof. Simeone, went on a mission to Kikwit, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the Maison de Paix project is active for the construction and start-up of a Training and Human Promotion Centre.

The mission also offered the opportunity to carry out a Service Learning project which, by connecting the San Pio X kindergarten in Sarezzo (Bs) and the Maison de Paix school, made it possible to fulfil, over five thousand kilometres away, the desire of boys and girls to engage in dialogue with each other and reflect on the importance of cultural diversity.
Here is the story of Vera Brunelli, the student who promoted and implemented the project.

Vittorino Chizzolini and the youths

On the 36th anniversary of the disappearance of Vittorino Chizzolini Vittorino Chizzolini e i giovani. Amare, educare, testimoniare (Studium) by Prof. Domenico Simeone and Dr. Michele Busi is published. The book collects the speeches heard at the Conference held on 24 May 2019 organized by the UNESCO Chair with the patronage of the publishing house La Scuola spa and the Office of Orators, Youth, Vocations of the Diocese of Brescia.

Read the article published by Giornale di Brescia.

New UNESCO publication

The UNESCO Chair of the Catholic University participated in the new UNESCO publication "Humanistic Futures of Learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks" with a contribution entitled Engaging contexts and citizenship skills: Steps towards an "engagement paradigm".

The book, which collects the reflections coming from UNESCO Chairs all over the world, represents the first contribution to the global debate on the Futures of Education, an initiative promoted by UNESCO.